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If you were on the waitlist or switched sections or in the wrong section on OWL, please make sure the following is completed before Friday, September 20th at 5 pm.

Moving your assignments on OWL to the proper section: 

If you are not in the correct section for either OWL Lecture or OWL Labs, email [email protected] with the following:

     a. Title of email: In the wrong section in OWL Lab and/or Lecture. Note: Please have the title correspond to what OWL I truly need to update I moved most of your OWL Labs so please check before emailing.

     b. In the body of the paragraph: Have your full name and section number. Your section number should be in the following format: example: Chem 200-03 or Chem 202-02

Waitlisters and those who switched sections:

Your 1st day lab assignment grade is posted on Blackboard. If not, please do the following:

    a. Email the lab TA, of the section you went to and your current lab TA, and inform them what section you are in now. This way your new lab TA can get the grades. If you do not have the lab TA’s information please do the following:

  a. Email [email protected] with the Title of email: Don’t know my lab TA’s email address. 

     b. In the body of the paragraph: have your full name and your now section in the following format: example: Chem 200-03. 

3. Your first two discussion worksheet grades are posted on Blackboard. If not, please do the following:

    a. Email the discussion TA, of the section you went to, and inform them what section you are in now. This way your new discussion TA can get the grades. 


 b. Email [email protected] with the Title of email: Don’t know my discussion TA’s email address. 

     b. In the body of the paragraph: have your full name and your now section in the following format: example: Chem 200-03. 





First things first, what you need to know before and after class on Monday, August 26th.

  1. You will have the “big lecture” this week. What does this mean? Look at your class schedule and you will see lecture on MWF at 11:00 – 11:50 am (if you have Dr. Gregory Holland) OR MWF at 2:00 – 2:50 pm (if you have Dr. Jing Gu) in ENS-280. This is what we call the “big lecture.” What is the other lecture that is on my class schedule? This is what we call discussion and it will start this week.
  2. Read the Syllabus. This is your guide of when you will have lecture and what topics will be covered, when your exams are, when and what experiments you will be working on, and most importantly, how many points you need to pass the course, and so much more!
  3. AFTER “big” lecture: Click on the SDSU_Fall 19_Student Instructions_CU, the links in the pdf are clickable. Now before you go clicking all over the place; READ WHAT IT SAYS FIRST! Failure to do so will result in a lot of headaches for you and me this semester. Another important note: When it asks for your student ID it’s asking for your RedID. DO NOT use anything else AND do not create multiple email accounts. 
  4. AFTER “big” lecture and you have signed up for OWL Lecture AND OWL Lab (don’t forget the second OWL account): Do the following assignments in this order. If you can’t find the assignment click on SHOW ALL ASSIGNMENTS OR CHECK YOU ARE IN THE CORRECT OWL.
    • OWL Lecture: Getting Started with OWLv2 — Part 1 — Make sure you take notes!
    • OWL Lecture: Getting Started with OWLv2 — Part 2 — Make sure you take notes!
    • OWL Lecture: Math Review — You have 10 attempts to get a perfect score! Let’s start the semester with 100%.
    • OWL Lecture: General Chemistry Review — You will have 3 attempts at the quiz (this is what’s graded); the study plan is to help you after you did the quiz with concepts you need to review. Note: You MUST have an 85% or higher to unlock Chapter 1 Problem Set. If after the second quiz you did not achieve an 85% please email me at [email protected] DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO THIS ASSIGNMENT; YOU WILL BE LOCKED OUT FROM OTHER ASSIGNMENTS IF YOU DO NOT PASS WITH AN 85%. Also, do not start a quiz unless you plan on finishing it. I can’t go back and retrieve your old grade.
      • Another note: you must complete the study plan even if you passed the General Chemistry Review with an 85% or higher!

Start working on the Chapter Problem Sets EARLY. You should be able to complete Chapters 1-3 without issue since it’s all review from Chem 100. Chapter 4 has only one topic that was not taught in Chem 100 — Limiting Reactants; so working on this chapter is also doable as well.

    • How to use OWL Lecture Chapter Problem Sets? The chapter problem sets are problems to help you apply theories and equations you have learned in lecture or from reading the book. All problems you see on OWL could be possible exam questions or could help you understand the topic better. I recommend you use the time on OWL as your study session and to take good notes on problems you end up stuck on. The best way to learn is to attempt the problem and to then seek help from OWL (by clicking on Submit answer — to see what concept you’re missing) or going to the Help Room.

5. Labs are this week. Please make sure you attend your lab this week. If you are waitlisting please attend the lab you are waitlisting. You only need to attend one lab this week.

  • After you have gone to lab:  you may complete the Laboratory Safety Quiz in the OWL Lab as well as the first Pre-Assignment in OWL Lab: Experiment 1: Use of Volumetric Equipment.

6. Discussion sessions are this week. As mentioned in step 1 — discussion is the “other lecture” you see on your schedule that falls on either a Wednesday or a Thursday, depending on what you signed up for. Bring a calculator: non graphing and non programmable are the only allowed calculators. If you are a Chem 200 or 202 waitlister please go to a discussion session. It is wise as a Chem 202 waitlister to go to a discussion just in case the only available section is a Chem 200 section. 

Note: Please print or have on you the first discussion sheet: Discussion Sheet 1

Please do not start early on assignments until AFTER you have had the “Big Lecture” and have had your first lab!



Welcome to Chem 200 & 202 Fall 2019 Semester!!!

Exam 3 will be on November 16, 2019 at 2:00 – 4:00 pm.


Here is the form for Makeup Exam Three: Makeup Exam ThreeThis form is for those who have already submitted their documentation to take a makeup for Exam Three and have been Pre-Approved. Please make sure you fill out the form by November 15th at 5 pm. This form will allow me to contact you regarding where you will be taking your exam and to add you to the official roster.

If an emergency occurs, please fill out the form, if you will not be able to make Exam Three during the scheduled time. 

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